Tony Bennett, the man who was born in New York City in the 1920s, left his heart in San Francisco in the early 1960s and was "rediscovered" by the MTV generation in the 1990s, comes to Hollywood on Saturday to perform at a fundraiser for the Henry Mancini Institute.
The 12-time Grammy winner, who will turn 80 on Aug. 3, has a new album of duets to be released in September. Among those sharing the microphone with Bennett on the CD will be Barbra Streisand, Bono, Elton John, John Legend, the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, k.d. lang, Juanes, Elvis Costello, Tim McGraw and Sting.
The concert will feature the HMI Orchestra, with appearances by singer Monica Mancini and saxophonist Dave Koz, the latter of whom will host. The concert will be followed by an exclusive 10th anniversary gala, with a dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck.
Tony Bennett, Monica Mancini, Dave Koz and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Kodak Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Saturday. Concert only $62.50 to $100, (213) 480-3232 or go to the Kodak's box office in person; concert and gala, $750 to $50,000, and other special seating, (310) 288-1755.